Embraer establishes new foundation in the U.S.
Embraer has announced the establishment of the Embraer Foundation, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at the Company’s U.S. headquarters.
The new foundation is a sister organization to the Brazil-based Embraer Institute (Instituto Embraer), which has led the social investment initiatives of the Company since 2001.
“The Embraer Foundation will consolidate our ongoing investments in social and environmental projects in the US,” said Gary Spulak, president, Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc. “Our vision is to leverage our employee volunteerism and strategic partnerships to create a positive impact in our communities.”
The Embraer Foundation will raise funds for social and environmental projects through the Company’s partnership program, and continue to inspire employees to volunteer in local initiatives with social organizations.
“In Brazil, the Embraer Institute has developed educational programs created to inspire the next generation for over 15 years now,” said Mariana Luz, president, Embraer Foundation. “The Embraer Foundation will organize and offer a new approach for our social responsibility initiatives in the United States, where Embraer has had a strong presence for almost 40 years.”